The Yes No Quality of Dreams

22.04.2014 | Art | BY:

The ICA’s exhibition featuring London-based poet and artist David Robilliard’s paintings is now open. The selection of paintings being shown combine figurative elements with text taken directly from Robilliard’s own poems. The evocative prose alludes to intimate sexual encounters and passing infatuations that ultimately conjure an image of 1980s queer London.

The ICA plans to release a new 80 page book to coincide with the exhibition which will include an introduction by Gregor Muir (ICA Executive Director) and main text by Andrew Wilson (Curator of Modern & Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain), as well as host an event on May 2nd where Gregor Muir is joined by Louisa Buck (critic and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper), Toby Mott (The Mott Collection) and Charlie Porter (Men’s Fashion Critic for the Financial Times) to consider the paintings, drawings and poetry of London artist David Robilliard.

David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams, exhibition, Upper Gallery: open until 15 June 2014

Image: David Robilliard, Life Isn’t Good It’s Excellent, 1987, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy private collection, Frankfurt

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